The record-breaking 2005 hurricane season may finally be over. National Hurricane Center forecaster Avila writes this hour:
CONVECTION HAS VANISHED AND EPSILON IS NOW A TIGHT SWIRL OF LOW
CLOUDS. THE CYCLONE IS WEAKENING RAPIDLY.... I HOPE THIS
IS THE END OF THE LONG LASTING 2005 HURRICANE SEASON.
Good news for North Atlantic shipping, I suppose.
In Chicago, however, we have a good winter storm on its way. I'll keep you posted. Look for art around lunchtime (1:00pm CST/19:00 UTC).